Make a difference by being a mentor at Connects 2023!
GSA offers programs for mentors to spread their knowledge to the rising community of geoscientists. We invite professionals, early career professionals, graduate students, and retirees to mentor students.
All mentors are asked to read and abide by GSA’s Events Code of Conduct.
On To the Future (OTF) mentors are paired with a student who is a part of the OTF program that supports students from diverse groups who are attending their first GSA Connects. Mentors will meet with their mentee each day of the meeting, introduce the mentee to five contacts, and share their professional experiences in the geosciences. Matching will be completed using an online platform. Learn more. Approximately 75 mentors are needed.
Résumé mentors are matched with a student on-site to review the student’s résumé, providing advice and guidance on building a winning resume. Consultations take place for 30 minutes in the GeoCareers Center in a one-on-one format. Résumé mentors are asked to volunteer for a block of time (one-hour minimum). At least 28 mentors are needed.
Drop-in mentors are matched with a student on-site who wishes to ask questions and seek advice from a mentor. Consultations take place for 30 minutes in the GeoCareers Center in a one-on-one format. Drop-in mentors are asked to volunteer for a block of time (one-hour minimum). At least 28 mentors are needed.
As a GeoCareers Day mentor you will be stationed at a table during the GeoCareers Day event on Sun., 15 Oct., from 10 a.m.–noon, to speak with students focusing on careers in industry and government sectors. As a table mentor you will help answer student questions in a small group format. Approximately 30 mentors are needed.
The Networking Reception is an informal gathering of students, early career professionals, and mentors in the GeoCareers Corner on Mon., 16 Oct., from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. As a mentor you will answer questions, offer advice about careers plans, and comment on job opportunities within your professional fields. Approximately 40 mentors are needed.
This year’s Women in Geology Mentor Program will follow the Pardee Keynote Symposia “P2. Spotlight on Positive and Diverse Female Role Models” in Ballroom B/C on Mon., 16 Oct., from 5:30–7 p.m. There will be group discussion for the first 30 minutes followed by an informal gathering of students, early career professionals, and mentors. As a mentor you will answer questions, offer advice about careers plans, and comment on job opportunities within your professional field for approximately one hour. At least 30 mentors are needed.
If you have questions about one of these opportunities, contact Jennifer Nocerino at +1-303-357-1036, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brandy Myers at +1-303-357-1038, email@example.com.
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Events Code of Conduct